Peanut Butter Popcorn

"Sublime! The original recipe called for 4-8 servings, but I could finish this off myself in one sitting!"
 
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Ready In:
15mins
Ingredients:
5
Serves:
8
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ingredients

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directions

  • In small pan melt together corn syrup and sugar.
  • Add peanut butter and melt.
  • Be careful not to boil mixture too much, the peanut butter will start to burn.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  • Stir mixture over popcorn.

Questions & Replies

  1. can it serve 13 it is for all of my family that lives with me
     
  2. How long would this last for? Looking to make it for a Father’s Day gift.
     
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Reviews

  1. I have been making this same recipe for years. It is fantastic. It only takes about 10 minutes from start to finish and everyone loves it. Sometimes I use honey and/or maple syrup instead of corn syrup for a change in flavor. If you want a fast snack, try this!
     
  2. Delicious snack that disappears all too fast. Instead of using corn syrup, I boil and reduce 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar together to make a simple syrup. Sometimes I'll have a batch of simple syrup on hand already. I don't like it either crispy or overly mushy, so I've found that pouring in the peanut butter mixture very slowly while tossing the popcorn constantly keeps it a better texture.
     
  3. This is excellent, even if it does sound unusual. A nice change to popcorn.
     
  4. This is delicious! I've tried making peanut butter popcorn before using different recipes and it always tasted and smelled burnt. I had almost given up any hope of being successful at it, until I found this recipe. PB does burn easily, I think. My tips for those who had the same trouble as me. I did step 1 without the mixture boiling at all. I added the pb (step 2) and melted it. By then, it wasn't boiling, but I could tell it was about to start. I removed it from the heat and added the vanilla. So, basically, my mixture did not boil at all. I did use 2 bags of butter flavored popcorn, removing all the unpopped kernels. I poured one bag in a large bowl, than added half the pb mixture. I poured the second bag of popcorn in the bowl and the poured the rest of the pb mixture on top. I stirred well and then poured this in two shallow baking pans and baked at 250 degrees for 30 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. I then poured the popcorn on wax paper to cool. The baking made the popcorn crispy/crunchy instead of soft and chewy. Everyone at our bible study loved this! It went very fast, too. My child who does not like caramel corn, liked this! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.
     
  5. This recipe was really good! I left out the sugar and only used the corn syrup and peanut butter. I always cut back the sugar in recipes as one of my children is diabetic. The kids gobbled this up and wanted more! I think this will become a regular around our house! Thanks for the recipe!
     
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Tweaks

  1. Sprinkle with salt after turning it over (or tossing it) when it is in the oven.. After when you are eating it you'll periodically get a salty piece that will really help balance out the sweetness. I do it just by eye, is not science it's just to ones own liking. Enjoy??
     
  2. Delicious snack that disappears all too fast. Instead of using corn syrup, I boil and reduce 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar together to make a simple syrup. Sometimes I'll have a batch of simple syrup on hand already. I don't like it either crispy or overly mushy, so I've found that pouring in the peanut butter mixture very slowly while tossing the popcorn constantly keeps it a better texture.
     
  3. My son and I made this together to take to Cub Scouts as a snack. It was simple & easy for him to do with my help and tasted good! We did a few changes: We used regular pancake syrup instead of corn syrup (all we had), reduced the sugar to 1/3 c (which I'm glad we did I think it would of been too sweet otherwise), and used Jif extra chunky peanut butter. The peanuts in it made it really good! I think I might add extra peanuts next time. Upon other's suggestions I baked it at 350 degrees for 10 minutes to try and crisp it up. Next time I will bake it longer at a lower temp to make it more crispy without worrying about it burning.
     
  4. This was pretty easy to make, but instead of corn syrup I used honey and thought that worked well too. I think adding peanuts might work, but I forgot to try it. I liked it better after it cooled and got hard than when the popcorn was warm and moist still. Thanks!
     

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